Legendary Hollywood car customizer George Barris will be appearing with a K.I.T.T. replica at Soundsation, a car audio shop at 2311 Forest Ave., at the corner of South Avenue on Staten Island. Viewing hours will be from noon until 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. next Wednesday, and it’s totally free.
The event was arranged by Soundsation owner and car gadget king Lambros Vassiliou, and will be the second for his friend Barris, who last summer dazzled the crowds with his original 1966 Batmobile. Vassiliou hopes the free event will inspire guests to make a difference with an important cause, as the event doubles as a fundraiser for Sarah Boschi, a 5-year-old Tottenville girl who suffers from two rare and painful genetic diseases, familial Mediterranean fever and hyper-IgD syndrome.
This particular K.I.T.T. — a replica of the 1985-86 season’s Super Pursuit Mode — recently made headlines around the world when it was to be auctioned off as part of the estate of murdered businessman Andrew Kissel.